Our Lord will be Our Strength

Fear Not! Isaiah 41:8-10 ESV “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, ‘You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off; fear not, … Continue reading Our Lord will be Our Strength

Obedient to the Point of Death

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Obedient to the Point of Death

We Will Have Tribulation

Jesus said “These Things” John 16:33 ESV Jesus Christ said this: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” So, what are “these things” he said to them? He told them that if the … Continue reading We Will Have Tribulation

We are Destined for Persecution

Encouragement during Trials 1 Thessalonians 3:1-3 ESV “Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by these afflictions.” … Continue reading We are Destined for Persecution

The Support Group

Psalm 86:14-17 NIV “Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me— they have no regard for you. But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your … Continue reading The Support Group

Treated Outrageously!

1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 NIV “You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.” When we follow Jesus … Continue reading Treated Outrageously!

Suffering for His Sake

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading Suffering for His Sake

We are Certainly Blessed

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:1-3 ESV If we are poor in spirit, we are humble, not proud. … Continue reading We are Certainly Blessed

If God is For Us

Provided we Suffer with Him Starting at the beginning of Romans 8, we read that God, “by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who WALK not according to … Continue reading If God is For Us

But for the Will of God

Suffering in The Flesh 1 Peter 4:1-2 ESV “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the … Continue reading But for the Will of God